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A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances Posted on May 10

A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I had the privilege recently of attending a graduation at Action for Boston Community Development, an anti-poverty agency. The 14 graduates had completed a training course in Elder Care, one of four certification programs   …Continue Reading A Graduation Filled With Help, Hope and Second Chances

Delivering Food, Friendship and Care Posted on Apr 23

Delivering Food, Friendship and Care

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio For my next visit on my stimulus tour of the state I went to Berkshire County. I really lucked out and after all of the rain we have had I got 2 beautiful days.   …Continue Reading Delivering Food, Friendship and Care

An Alternative Route to a High School Degree Posted on Apr 8

An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The next stop on my stimulus tour was the Prospect Program Alternative Middle High School in Gardner. I was immediately taken by the charm of this old school building — with its high ceilings,   …Continue Reading An Alternative Route to a High School Degree

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life Posted on Mar 18

A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As part of my ongoing effort to see how stimulus funds are impacting people across the state, I landed in the most unlikely of places: a bookstore. But this was no ordinary bookstore that   …Continue Reading A Café, a Bookstore and a Path for a Life

Opening Closed Doors Posted on Mar 3

Opening Closed Doors

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio   The stimulus anniversary is over and the work continues. Seeing how stimulus awards have impacted all kinds of people across the state continues to be an intensely gratifying experience. Most recently, I got   …Continue Reading Opening Closed Doors

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers Posted on Feb 19

A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio We’ve been celebrating Stimulus’ first year anniversary with a series of events in different parts of the state.   The focus of the celebration was on how Stimulus has impacted and changed lives.  I   …Continue Reading A Stimulus Celebration: The Faces Behind the Numbers

Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves Posted on Feb 2

Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio The next stop on my stimulus tour across the state to see the Faces of Economic Recovery was the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.  Lawrence is a hugely diverse city and the Health Center   …Continue Reading Lawrence: Getting a Health Center it Deserves

Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell Posted on Jan 14

Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As part of my ongoing effort to see the Faces of Economic Recovery across the state, I recently paid a visit to the Lowell Police and Fire Departments. I knew that both departments received Stimulus   …Continue Reading Helping a Great City: The Story of Stimulus and Lowell

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed Posted on Dec 30

Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge to see firsthand the impact of its stimulus award. I got to see that – and so much more.   …Continue Reading Stimulus Funds Help Banneker Students Succeed

Keeping the Conversation Going Posted on Dec 10

Keeping the Conversation Going

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Recently, I participated in the Governor’s effort to engage those with the biggest stake in state government – its citizens — in one of the most crucial aspects of governing: developing the state budget.   …Continue Reading Keeping the Conversation Going